Rolesville police reports – week of May 7, 2015

Reported April 27-May 3. Arrests •Montey Alexander Midgette, 41, 100 Medford Drive, Youngsville, was arrested on Louisburg Road at Zebulon Road and charged with driving while impaired. He was taken to jail. Bond information was not provided. May 3, 3:40 a.m. •Kuwame Hykee...

Wake Forest police reports – week of May 7, 2015

*Edited to reflect that Christopher Julius Mattocks, 28, of Raleigh had his arrest overturned ("unarrested") after it was determined there was no probable cause for the traffic stop and subsequent DWI charge that took place May 3, 1:33 a.m. (Confirmed by Wake Forest Police...
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Meet in the Street Saturday

by David Leone WAKE FOREST — Hip musicians, international dancers, the Hurricanes’ Storm Squad, a plethora of vendors and lobster for lunch are all on the menu for this Saturday’s 35th annual Meet in the Street festival. Presented by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, Meet...
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Family, faith and community in action

Standing with Jonathan: Family, faith and community in action Local Profiles by Carol Taber Kids who play goalie are physically tough, focused individuals. When Franklin Academy Middle School soccer goalie Jonathan Barnes was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in...
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A family in Faith

Kimberly Richardson’s spunk, compassion remembered during memorial service. By David Leone YOUNGSVILLE — Whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. –Romans 14:8 When Kimberly Dianne Richardson was very young, she was one of the first two children to inhabit the...
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A mission to serve

By Tess Liebersohn WAKE FOREST — When Daniel Adams left the country Jan. 20 to live abroad for two months, he wasn’t thinking about exchange rates or tourism spots. Instead, he was thinking about personal protective equipment and nosebleeds. Adams was on a chartered flight...

Bible-believing biochemist speaking in Youngsville

YOUNGSVILLE — Does science disprove the Bible? Or can science and scripture fit together? Fazale “Fuz” Rana, a biochemist, will speak on these topics and more when he visits Faith Baptist Church in Youngsville this Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. Rana is the vice president of...

Youngsville launches bike and walk website

YOUNGSVILLE — Where do you bike and walk in town? Where would you like to bike and walk? What would make that experience better? Planners with the town of Youngsville are asking those questions, and more, as they put together a bicycle and pedestrian transportation plan. Last...
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Fairy tales reworked for ‘hilarious’ production

Impressive youth ensemble stars in Forest Moon’s new play this month. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — This is not your childhood fairy tale. The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel, Forest Moon Theater’s spring youth show, which opens May 8, is rather a semi-dramatic...

N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority approves grants

RALEIGH — North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and Assistant Secretary for Rural Development Dr. Patricia Mitchell announced that the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 16 grants or loans totaling more than $4.7 million with the commitment of 392...
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Police request public’s assistance

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying subjects shown in surveillance camera images from two separate instances. In the first, the individual is wanted for questioning in connection with a larceny that occurred April 19 at the...

Rolesville police to hold bicycle rodeo

ROLESVILLE — Giddy up bicyclists. Rolesville police are hosting a bicycle rodeo Saturday, May 9, 9 a.m.-noon at Rolesville Middle School, 4700 Burlington Mills Road. Police will discuss bicycle safety with young cyclists and their parents, and will be giving away free bicycle...

Enjoy tea, gardens, art and classic cars at Mad Hatters’ party May 9

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Garden Club hosts its annual Mad Hatters’ Garden Party Saturday, May 9, at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main Street. The event includes the Mad Hatters’ Tea from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an Art and Garden Market and a classic car show from...
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Chorale’s spring concerts this weekend

The Northeast Piedmont Chorale is pleased to invite the public to attend their spring concert series, Now Is The Gentle Season, presented Friday, 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 311 South High St., Henderson; Saturday, 7 p.m. at Wake Forest Baptist Church, 107 E. South Ave.,...

Please raise this tax

by John Hood Never let it be said that I am against all tax increases. Please raise the tax on state and local government bonds — immediately. The federal tax deduction on these bonds has a fiscal impact of about $20 billion a year. Most states have income taxes, and most link...

Youngsville Woman’s Club May Fare festival Saturday

YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Museum of History and the Youngsville Woman’s Club will host the Youngsville Homecoming picnic again this year at Hill Ridge Farms, Saturday. This year’s event is being called the May Fare Music Festival and Picnic and is open to everyone who would...
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Wake Forest Cemetery Tour May 9

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Cemetery Advisory Board (CAB) is sponsoring a free walking tour at the Wake Forest Cemetery May 9, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cemetery is at 400 N. White St., less than a quarter-mile from downtown Wake Forest. The self-guided tour will celebrate the...
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Police add two motorcycles

$85,000 grant pays for BMWs. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Many drivers, when they see a police officer, will slow down, at least until they get past. Sometimes it takes them getting the ticket to ease up on the gas pedal. That’s the theory behind speed-trap law enforcement, that...

Charity Car Show June 20

More Community Happenings - week of April 30, 2015 Memorial flag raising Wake Forest will hold its fourth memorial flag-raising ceremony in Centennial Plaza, 301 S. Brooks St., May 4 at 11 a.m. World War II Navy veteran Anderson “Mitchell” Munn will be honored. Members of Munn’s...
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Taylor Academy dances for Make-A-Wish

WAKE FOREST — Taylor Academy of Dance Senior Company Dancers were chosen to perform the opening act for the Make-A-Wish VIP Gala April 18 at the Raleigh Convention Center. The dancers performed the contemporary ballet Spheres which was set to Enrico Einaudi’s score and...
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Strawberry festival around the corner!

LOUISBURG — The annual Franklin County Strawberry Festival is set for May 8 at the Franklin County Farmers Market beginning at 10:30 a.m. when all recipe entries are due. Judging begins at 11, as does the free, homemade strawberry ice cream give-away. The annual festival...

Wake Forest High joint class reunion

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School will hold a joint class reunion for classes from 1950 to 1969. The reunion will be held Friday, May 1, 11:30 a.m. at The Forks Cafeteria, 339 Brooks Street, Wake Forest. To reserve a table for a group of four or more, call Karen at...